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Guided by respected journalistic standards, the principle of fairness, the quest for truth, a commitment to social, economic and environmental justice, and an abiding admiration for the independent spirit of the Berkshires, The Berkshire Edge offers in-depth local news reports and features, perspectives on the arts, wide-ranging commentary, and a comprehensive calendar of events – all written, illustrated, and, in some cases performed, with wit, intelligence, insight and humor.
1. Free battery charging for electric vehicles in Great Barrington? That’s a plan being touted by the Selectboard, for charging stations to be installed in a municipal parking lot behind Carr Hardware on Main Street. The idea has aroused some criticism:
2. The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative is issued a “film challenge” for young filmmakers… a program to give youth experience in creating their own digital stories:https://theberkshireedge.com/local-film-challenge-aims-to-gives-young-people-a-voice-through-video/
3. A mother-daughter duo host Mundo Latino on WBCR-lp, the low-power radio station in Great Barrington, to inform the Latino community — as well as the general South County residents — of events and news and services for the Latino populace:
4. Massachusetts has allowed the regulated sale of marijuana, but our writer Sheela Clary has a cautionary story about deleterious physical side-effects from cannabis consumption:https://theberkshireedge.com/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-when-cannabis-causes-the-pain/
5. On the cultural front, David Edwards has a fine review of a concert by the Emerson String Quartet at South Mountain in Pittsfield…https://theberkshireedge.com/concert-review-emerson-string-quartet-at-south-mountain/
And he also previews the Aston Magna Chamber Players concert in Hudson (N.Y.) and Great Barrington at St. James Place this weekend:
6. And finally, our writer Sheela Clary has an evocative essay about the end of summer: